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Meet the 2016 B.E.T.A. Challenge Semifinalists at the Venture Expo!

Join us Wednesday, April 6 at 4:30pm and meet the semifinalists of the B.E.T.A. Challenge at the Venture Expo! Refreshments provided – we’ll also be giving out audience prizes. Don’t miss it! >> Register now to attend!

Here are our 2016 B.E.T.A. Challenge semifinalists!:

2016 Venture Expo

2016 Venture Expo

Alumni Challenge
BlueRounds (, @bluerounds1) is a secure, patient-centered mobile messaging and communication platform for teams of providers at the point of care.
Sergio Waxman M’15

Cociel Foods (, @CocielFoods) consciously delivers tropical flavors from paradise.
Andres Valencia M’15, Diego Pacheco M’16 and Maria Valentina Lauria ’16

Green Piñata Toy Share (, @greenpinatatoys) is an online subscription service that ships premium, educational toys for young children.
Shiva Kashalkar M’11 and Kiran Kashalkar M’15

India in a Box (, @indiainaboxus) is an online meal subscription delivering authentic Indian food that is healthy and can be prepared in 5-10 minutes.
Shyam Devnani M’15

Scramble Campus Systems (, @CampusScramble) is developing a suite of web-based tools in partnership with top universities to scale immersive interdisciplinary education programs.
Stephen Douglass M’12

Trend Tribe ( is an omnichannel jewelry brand that’s mission is to empower women to achieve their wildest career dreams while giving back to the world.
Samantha Cooper ’12

Graduate Challenge
BevBench (, @BevBench) provides end users with a better alternative for beverage placement while simultaneously offering our customers prime marketing real estate.
Daniel Tighe M’18 and Brian Tighe

JumpSmart (, @jumpsmartllc) creates interactive products for kids ages 8-12 to learn to code while being physically active and socially engaged!
Bryanne Leeming M’16 and Mikhaela Dietch Olin Engineering ’18

Load&Road, LLC is the creator of Teplo (, @teplobottle). Teplo provides the next generation tea experience!
Kazunori Kawanobe M’16, Abhinav Sureka M’16 and Mayuresh Soni M’16

Play Business (, @playbusinessmx) is the first online equity crowdfunding platform for Mexican entrepreneurs and global investors.
Joan Segura Oyamburu M’17 and Fernanda de Velasco

Qopy ( is a content marketing firm that helps leading technology companies publish original, high quality written content in the form of blogs, articles, and white papers on an ongoing basis.
Deniz Emre M’16, Delane Zahoruiko ’17, Moses Lim ’17 and Jen Cox

Vélocity ( inspires people to shift to new, cool, alternative methods of transportation.
Estefania Cotes M’16

Undergraduate Challenge
Bellicose Beauty Co. is the creator of LIXA (, @Lixa_shave_gel), a water-free shaving gel that requires no need to use water, lather, or rinse.
Michael Leahy ’18 and Jamie Steenbakkers ’18

GenyLabz ( helps build and run “Predictable Prospecting Engines” to fill the marketing funnel for Small and Medium size businesses in North America.
Nick Weldon ’16, Bhavishya Garg and Lucy Nguyen

Heads Up Grades Up (HUGU) ( is a mobile application that manages and restricts phone usage on cellular devices when children are in school.
Malachi Stoll ’18

Lula ( is a car sharing service that separates itself by being affordable, convenient, and consistent.
Matthew Vega-Sanz ’18 and Michael Vega-Sanz ’18

PICCPerfect (, @PICCPerfect) helps chronically ill patients by creating stylish and functional medical accessories that build confidence and ease treatment.
Emily Levy ’16, Maria del Mar Gomez ’16, Julianne Carlin ’17 and Yousef Al-Humaidhi ’15

SaveOhno (, @saveohno) is a gamified social action, delivered through college competitions.
Dylan Husted ’17

See you at 4:30pm on Wednesday, April 6 in Olin! Hashtag for the event is #babsonbeta

What is the B.E.T.A. Challenge?
The Blank Center’s B.E.T.A. Challenge recognizes major milestones Babson businesses have achieved by taking action. Winners of the graduate, undergraduate and alumni B.E.T.A. Challenge will each win a grand prize of $20,000 in cash and “services in kind” donations from corporate sponsors respectively. In addition, $2,500 will be awarded to the two other finalist ventures in each of the three competitions.